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#1 ChrisRoss

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:47 PM

Hi all,

 

I photographed this Nudi in Sydney last year, specifically Oak Park a dive site exposed to the open ocean.  We get tropical species swept down by the East Australian current quite often so it could have come from points further north.  I've asked around including the Nudi facebook page, gone through all the books but no luck, wondering is anyone has seen anything similar?

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:23 AM

[quote name="ChrisRoss" post="395597" timestamp="1526878032"]
Hi all,
 
I photographed this Nudi in Sydney last year, specifically Oak Park a dive site exposed to the open ocean.  We get tropical species swept down by the East Australian current quite often so it could have come from points further north.  I've asked around including the Nudi facebook page, gone through all the books but no luck, wondering is anyone has seen anything similar?
 
Nudi_OakParkAug_17.jpg[/quote

Ive no clue but that is a cool looking nudi!

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Craig
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Edited by Humu797, 21 May 2018 - 12:24 AM.


#3 Chris Kippax

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:01 AM

Have you tried the Nudibranch Central Facebook page? Or try David Mullins critter ID

Edited by Chris Kippax, 21 May 2018 - 05:02 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:51 AM

Yes, I've posted on Nudibranch central and the best suggestion was a Thorunna sp.  No one had seen anything like it.    I did find this which seems superficially similar:   http://www.roboastra...h4/hpop2284.htm


Edited by ChrisRoss, 21 May 2018 - 05:51 AM.


#5 Chris Kippax

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:09 AM

Possibly an undescribed nudibranch???